In the following article we'll mention an important topic
that's "Understand NABH (National Accreditation Board for healthcare) and
its features" let's discuss within the article given below:
Like every other certification, we do in any profession we
choose to upgrade ourselves for our better performance at work, we might
observe that in company they have financial consultants to help understand
they're financial structure and company performance at present and forecast to
improvise certain detail to upgrade company�s performance. There are known
quality checks are FSSAI for the food industry, ISI Mark for retail industry
etc In a similar way therein healthcare industry they are accreditations that
hospitals apply for which is called NABH i.e. National Accreditation Board for
healthcare providers in the healthcare Industry. The NABH, an essential body of
Quality Council of India (QCI), handling accreditation in Indian healthcare
sector under the ministry of commerce and industry.
NABH provides core indicators monitoring in hospital quality
and patient safety so it focusses on proficiency of staff, collaterals,
equipment, environment healthy atmosphere in the hospital and facilities etc.
NABH is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, it
provides standard objective elements for hospital to achieve this accreditation
/certification. The initial objective of this accreditation is to make sure
that Hospital does evidence-practice along with importance to access,
affordability, and competence, value, and efficacy to health care.
Only 173 hospitals in India have NABH accreditations.
of NABH Accreditation
Benefits for Patients
Patients are the biggest beneficiary among all the stakeholders.
It results in excellent quality of care and patient safety.
Benefits for Hospitals
Accreditation to a hospital stimulates continuous
improvement. It qualifies hospital in signifying guarantee to value care.
Benefits to paying and regulatory bodies
Finally, it provides an objective system of empanelment by
insurance and other third parties
Technical committee designs NABH Standards for hospitals
contains whole set of standards for assessment of hospitals for NABH grant. The
standards provide outline for value of care for patients and quality
improvement for hospitals. It assist to profile a quality culture at every
level and across all the function of hospital.
How NABH thinks about patient safety standard, let�s
consider criteria Patient Identification Tags
Throughout the industry of health-care, the failure to
accurately and correctly identify patients actually continues to result in many
medication errors, testing errors, transfusion errors, wrong person procedures
as well as the discharge of infants to completely wrong families. The primary
or major areas where patient misidentification can actually occur include blood
transfusions, drug administration, surgical interventions as well as
phlebotomy. The popular trend towards limiting working hours for clinical team
members actually further lead to an increased no. of team members caring for
each and every patient, thus further increasing the likelihood of hand-over as
well as other communication problems because patient misidentification is
actually identified as a root cause of several errors.
In some facility wristbands are actually traditionally used
for identifying hospitalized patients, missing bands or incorrect information
actually further limits the efficacy of this system. Colour coding of wristbands
actually facilitates rapid visual recognition of specific issues, however the
lack of a standardized coding system has further led to several errors by staff
who provide care at multiple facilities.
NABH, with its regulatory standers to design Patient
1. Make sure that health-care organizations actually have
systems in place that: Emphasize the primary responsibility of health-care
workers to actually check the identity of patients as well as match the correct
patients with the correct care before that specific care is administered.
2. Encourage the use of at least two identifiers (e.g. name
as well as date of birth) to actually verify a patient�s identity upon
admission or transfer to another hospital or any other type of care setting.
3. Standardize the approaches to patient identification
among different facilities within a health-care system. For instance, use of
white ID bands on which a standardized pattern or marker as well as particular
information (e.g. name as well as date of birth) could be written, or even
implementation of biometric technologies.